Neckline Styles (4)
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For our purposes here, we will be considering breast size as well as shoulder width. Women with
moderately-sized bosoms and average shoulder width should be comfortable with any of the listed neckline styles. A woman who has a small bust
and narrow shoulders should consider choices like the bateau, Sabrina and portrait necklines, as well as the sweetheart and Queen Anne styles.
Broad-shouldered and big-busted women should choose styles like the empire, Queen Anne and lower-cut portrait necklines as well as scoop neck,
cowl neck and vee neck style.
Treat each of these facets of your appearance separately, and look at the suggestions indicated for each and
write them down. The neckline styles that appear most often on your list are the ones you should focus on. Just remember that there are
variations on each and every style listed that could make a choice not normally recommended more acceptable. If you keep in mind the theme of
"balance", you'll find yourself making good decisions.
As a bonus in our discussion of neckline styles, I want to offer you a little extra tip concerning
jewelry - namely necklaces. Accessories are important to the overall appearance of your look and many women make the mistake of wearing the
wrong jewelry with a certain neckline style. I, personally, have seen countless women wearing pendant necklaces with low cut dresses only to
have the jewelry get lost in their cleavage. You wear jewelry because you want to show it off, and if it can't be seen, it's a wasted effort.
As a handy rule of thumb, use your thumb. Any necklace you wear should hang at least one thumb's length above
or one thumb's length below the neckline of your dress or blouse. If you keep this in mind, you'll find you have more people admiring your
favorite jewelry instead of trying to figure out where it went.
Your face shape and necklines